Naples ME (April 14) The Pro All Stars Series (PASS) North season kicks off Sunday April 19th at Speedway 95 in Hermon Maine with the NAPA 150 and fans of the fastest full fender short track series in the east are asking themselves, can Ben Rowe Rowe score three PASS super late model wins in a row and lead the points in all three title chases?
It will be no easy task, but the four time PASS North champion is definitely on an early season roll. With PASS South wins at Dillon (SC) Motor Speedway and Hickory (NC) Motor Speedway already under his belt, Rowe leads both the PASS South and National Championship title chases. A win in the NAPA 150 and a good run in his qualifying race could put Rowe on top of the North Series points as well, a feat never accomplished since PASS started the South super late model series in 2006.
Rowe will have his hands full with a strong field of super late models that will include defending PASS North champ Johnny Clark, 2008 race winners Travis Benjamin, Adam Bates, Derek Ramstrom and2008 PASS Rookie of the Year D.J. Shaw, Scott Chubbuck, Kelly Moore and a host of new talent including Steve Legendre and John Dabrowski.
If licensed drivers are any indication, the PASS Sportsman and Mod divisions should see their ranks grow in 2009. Many of the top guns in the Sportsman class are back on board for 2009, including Steve Bennett Sr., 2008 Rookie of the Year Kyle Hart, Mike Landry, Duane Seekins, Shane Tatro and many more. New names and veterans dot the Mod list, including Greg Ellis, Scott McDaniel, Steve Bennett Jr. and Dan Somes. The Mods "move up" to 10 inch tires this season, and the quick, economical class should be even more exciting in 2009.
If you’ve made it this far, you’re in for an additional treat! NAPA will be offering a Two for One discount coupon, valid exclusively at the NAPA 150 at Speedway 95 this Sunday, and for the Father’s Day weekend (6/21) race at Unity Raceway. The two for one coupon brings the price of two adult tickets down to $10.00 each.
"We felt it was an opportune time to give back to the fans that have supported PASS in the North for nine seasons now," said series President Tom Mayberry, " and with the cooperation of NAPA we are able to offer this coupon for these two events. " The Two for One coupon will be available in Bangor area NAPA stores late this week.
PASS North goes green for the first time in 2009 at Speedway 95 on Sunday April 19th at 2:00 PM sharp.
For more information visit www.racewithpass.com or www.proallstarsseries.com .